Taverners - Great Farm Food
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Taste of The West Gold Award 2015
Taste of the west Silver 2015

Orange Elephant
Ice Cream:

Handmade on our Devonshire Dairy Ice Cream Farm

What is Orange Elephant Ice Cream?

Orange Elephant Ice Cream is the award-winning luxury ice cream we make by hand in small batches on our Devonshire Dairy Ice Cream Farm. We use the rich, creamy milk from our herd of Devonshire Milking Cows as the base of our ice cream, giving it the authentic taste of Devon.

What are Orange Elephants?

'Orange Elephant' is the nickname for the original Devonshire Milking Cow, the South Devon, because of their large bodies, rusty-coloured coats, long noses and big ears. South Devon cows don't produce as much milk as their black and white friends, but what they produce is far creamier - perfect for ice cream! We are breeding Devonshire Milking Cows to make them produce more of that delicious creamy milk. Look out for the big orange cows when you're out walking in the Summer Meadow.

Come down and visit The Orange Elephant where you can see the cows and try the ice cream.

What flavours do you make?

Our small batch process means that our flavours are constantly changing. We can't guarantee every flavour at every visit, so why not try something new?

Old Favourites:

  • Creamy Vanilla
  • Shillingford Strawberry
  • Simply South Devon
  • Muddy Green Wellies
  • Cathedral Crunch
  • Rum & Raisin
  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll

Flavours of Devon:

  • Elderflower & Lime (made with
    Yarde Farm Elderflower Cordial)
  • Crumbly Devon Fudge (made with
    Suzy's Fudge)


  • Lemon Twist
  • Chocolate Peanut
  • Honey & Almond
  • Toblerone
  • Jelly Bear
  • Liquorice All Sort
  • Custard Tart
  • Blueberry Yogurt Crunch
  • Honey
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • Ginger
  • Banoffee Pie
  • Black Cherry Crumble
  • Tiramisu

Now I'm hungry, where can I get some ice cream?

You can buy Orange Elephant Ice Cream in take-home tubs, or have a decadent cone or sundae. We also serve Orange Elephant Ice Cream at food fairs, fetes and shows around the county.

Wholesale Icecream

If you run a store, cafè or restaurant and would be interested in stocking Orange Elephant Ice Cream, either for scooping or in tubs, then call Helen Taverner on 01392 833776

Latest News


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Opening March 25th 2016

We are opening our doors for the spring and summer season on Friday March 25th 2016. We will be open seven...

Change of Opening Times

Last day of 7 day opening is Tuesday 2nd September. Thereafter, Saturday and Sundays only 10am - 5pm until...

Our Cows
Devonshire Milking Cows
Nicknamed Orange Elephants, once this magnificent breed could be seen throughout Devon. Read more
How to Find Us
How to Find Us
Find Orange Elephant Ice Cream, a hidden gem in the Haldon Valley countryside, just outside of Exeter. Read more
Taverners Farm, Lower Brenton, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7YL.  Tel: 01392 833 776
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